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DIY Garden Decor - Mossy Squirrel Statuary

Use the Moss FolkArt Painted Finishes kit to give your DIY garden decor a verdant, lush look.

At a Glance:

#6376 Skill Level: Intermediate Time:
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This project features these great brands:

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FolkArt ® Painted Finish Kit - Moss

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $6.99
Item available exclusively at Walmart

FolkArt ® Painted Finishes - Brush Set, 3 pc.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $4.99
Item available exclusively at Walmart

Other Supplies

Concrete squirrel statuary (or animal of choice), Distilled white vinegar, Brush basin or container for water, Foam plates, Paper towels


  1. Prepare concrete statuary – coat with distilled white vinegar (to neutralize lime), allow to air dry, rinse and then let dry thoroughly.  This will promote better paint adhesion when applying FolkArt Painted Finishes Moss.
  2. Pour a small amount of Dark Moss onto a foam plate then load the Shortie Brush. 
  3. Using a dabbing motion, generously apply the Dark Moss randomly over the cement squirrel creating patches of dense moss.  Let dry.
  4. Next, add Light Moss to the foam plate.  Load the Shortie Brush with Light Moss and apply it in smaller areas over the Dark Moss which will create interest and highlights.  Continue using the same dabbing motion to apply the moss painted finish with texture. Let dry.


  • Allowing Dark Moss to thoroughly dry before applying Light Moss rather than blending wet-on-wet, will assist in creating a definite distinction between colors. 
  • If you prefer a more blended look between Dark and Light Moss, do not allow the first color to dry before adding the second.  Working wet-on-wet will allow you to achieve a soft blended moss effect.

Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

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